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Fall 2013
Nov 14, 2019
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ENGN 2380 - Fracture Mechanics
The mechanics of brittle and ductile fracture in structural materials. Elastic stress fields near cracks, theories of brittle fracture, elastic fracture mechanics. Techniques of stress analysis. Elastic-plastic analysis of crack extension. Plastic instability. Fatigue, creep, and dynamic fracture. Dislocation mechanisms, cleavage, ductile fracture by void growth. Transitional behavior, rate sensitivity, running cracks. Fracture toughness and fatigue testing and structural design considerations.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Engineering Department

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